|Also Known As:
Enya Ni Bhraonain, Enya Ryan, Eithne Ni Bhraonain
|Born: || May 17, 1961
||Cause of Death: ||
singer, songwriter, composer, music arranger
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Raised in the village of Dobhar in the Gaoth Dobhair region of County Donegal, Ireland
At suggestion of group's manager, joined siblings and uncles in the Irish folk music group Clannad
Made TV debut performing with Clannad on "Sunday, Sunday with Gloria Hunniford"
Left Clannad, after recording two albums and touring with the band, when group and manager Nicky Ryan came to a parting
Settled in Artane, near Dublin; moved in with music producer, sound engineer and arranger Nicky Ryan and his wife songwriter Roma Ryan
Performed instrumental pieces "An Ghaoth On Ghrian (The Solar Wind)" and "Miss Clare Remembers" on the compilation recording "Touch Travel"
Commissioned by the BBC to write the score for the six-part TV documentary "The Celts" (aired in 1987)
Released first solo album, the score for "The Celts" under the title "Enya"
Second album, "Watermark", yielded "Orinoco Flow", which ranked Number One in Great Britain
Enjoyed international success with third album "Shepherd Moons"
Wrote and performed the song "Only Time" for the soundtrack of the remake to "Sweet November"
Garnered much praise for the two songs written and performed on the soundtrack to "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"
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Leo O Bhraonain. Pub owner. Owned and operated Leo's Tavern.
Maire Ni Bhraonain. Music teacher.
Padraig O Dugain. Musician, singer. One of the members of Clannad.
Noel O Dugain. Musician, singer. One of the members of Clannad.
Maire Ni Bhraonain. Musician, singer. Born in 1952; one of the members of Clannad; has also released four solo albums; married to manager Tim Jarvis.
Ciaran O Bhraonain. Musician, singer. Older; one of the members of Clannad.
Pol O Bhraonain. Musician, singer. Older; one of the members of Clannad; left group c. 1990.
Dierdre Ni Bhraonain. Vocalist. Older.
Leon O Bhraonain. Manager. Younger; with Tim Jarvis, manages sister Maire's career; married in 2000.
Bartley O Bhraonain. Pub manager. Younger; assumed responsibilities for overseeing father's tavern.
Olive Ni Bhraonain. Vocalist. Younger.
Bridin Ni Bhraonain. Singer. Younger; joined Clannad and toured with the group as well as singing background on albums; released first solo album in 2001.
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